Bible Basics (Fall): Students have the opportunity to earn an award Bible by participating in our Bible Basics Class on five Sundays every Fall during worship service. The curriculum focuses on using the Bible. Kids learn stories and the history of the Bible, and complete exercises looking up verses and using the concordance. The class ends with a celebration during worship service followed by a luncheon.
Trunk or Treat (October): Trunk or Treat is a fun, safe, family environment where Trunk or Treaters have a blast going from trunk to trunk in our church parking lot collecting candy, playing games, and visiting with our costumed volunteers who have decorated their vehicles to serve as a backdrop for this spooktacular alternative Halloween event!
BARM Family Field Trip (November): MVPC holds an annual iCan food drive that benefits the Bay Area Rescue Mission in Richmond. BARM is a MVPC local mission partner that provides over 3,500 meals a day to their homeless and near homeless. In the Fall, food donation barrels are located throughout our church campus. Once the food drive ends, all families are welcome to on a Family Field Trip to deliver the donations to BARM.
Live Nativity (December): The Christmas Story comes to life! Bring your family and friends to visit the Wise Men, Joseph, Mary, and Baby Jesus along with the shepherds and live animals found in the manger. Activities, music, and refreshments in the Fellowship Hall. The Sanctuary will be open for prayer and peaceful reflection.
Royal Princess Tea Party (April or May): This cherished event is for moms, grandmas and their preschool and kindergarten daughters to enjoy fellowship with tea and delicate bites.
Vacation Bible School: Children have a blast learning about Jesus for five days during the summer. Bible lessons will be learned through outrageous skits, small group time, music with motions, and fun crafts.
Baptism (dates vary): Baptism for 1st to 5th grade students is for children of MVPC members who were not baptized as infants and is scheduled on an individual basis. Baptism for infants is also for children of MVPC members.
Kids on a Mission (Sundays): We model for kids how to “be the church” through our Kids on a Mission Program. We believe that as a church community, we have been blessed that we might be a blessing to others. Thus, we highlight a variety of mission partners and community organizations so that kids can learn how their offering is being used and how you, as a family, might get more involved. Currently, we are providing financial support to Kimberly, a child in the Dominican Republic, through Kids Alive International. And periodically, guest speakers drop in to share with us from places like the Bay Area Rescue Mission, Harbor House, Amor Ministries, and Blue Star Moms. We hold donation drives and do service projects, and sometimes, we even go for a visit!
What are humans that you are mindful of them, mere mortals that you care for them? (Psalm 8:5)